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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 6, 2020 5:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: But they just make it all too concise and too clear That Johanna's not here...

> What they now produce has zero of that element.

Yup.

> Does anyone actually re-listen to D&C shows the way we re-listen to GD shows?

Not really. Why would one waste their time when we have 6-24-70 or 10-12-68 or 1-23-68 ect., ect., ect.

Look at some of the reactions when I try and point out one of the soulless Jerry Clones >https://youtu.be/toi2dordDrw

Yubtub comments generally are equivalent to an open sewer, but I am amused how I am accused by one > "You Micah are an idiot!!! You probably love John Mayer, sir your body is a wonderland. I bet you want to run through the halls of your high school."

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 7, 2020 10:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: But they just make it all too concise and too clear That Johanna's not here...

you quote " scripture"?

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 7, 2020 10:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: But they just make it all too concise and too clear That Johanna's not here...

God no. I believe the glorious user name GD PacNW brought that little wonder up.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 7, 2020 12:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: But they just make it all too concise and too clear That Johanna's not here...

ah ha! that's def weird then!

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Poster: Kate. Date: Jan 8, 2020 5:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: But they just make it all too concise and too clear That Johanna's not here...

Unfortunate that your philanthropic intent was so patently misinterpreted.
edit: re: micah This post was modified by Kate. on 2020-01-08 13:54:36

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Jan 6, 2020 8:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: But they just make it all too concise and too clear That Johanna's not here...

My best compliment regarding JK is that he knew to get out of Phil's way while with the Furthur gizmo.

So many never got to experience it. They have a perspective that only has recordings to base their opinion on, no experiences. What they now listen to just doesn't touch the soul, or rip it screaming and flailing from your body depending on dosage/location/circumstances. I wanted my electromagnetic field disrupted, that was big reason I went to so many shows. Hitting the reset button, scrambling the eggs. Please disturb my 'peace"! God I miss that nervous feeling about 2 weeks before show time. Are all my ducks in a row, will I survive it this time, am I crazy to intentionally put myself in the direct line of fire - actually wanting to get shattered? Part of the community feeling was being around so many others with the same intent - to have their minds blown. Does D&C blow any minds?

Reminds me of a GD concert experience from Hartford 10/15/83. We were walking the stadium halls during the first set. There was a guy ( one of many doing the hall freakout) sitting with his back against the wall with his head in his hands. Brown Eyed Women being played, just as they sing "drank down the bottle and your ready to kill", we both looked right at each other and sang that line right in each others faces...whooped loudly, and then hugged, and then went on my merry way. I hope I contributed to his freakout as he did mine

"What a dull grey world it would be without psychedelics"
Jerry Garcia

It's all pretty light hearted these days and that is attractive to younger "safe space" crowd. Me? I like being freaked now and again.

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Poster: Reade Date: Jan 9, 2020 6:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: But they just make it all too concise and too clear That Johanna's not here...

Safe is the word. Nailed it. Everything is safe now. Nobody's risking much of anything, artists and patrons alike.
As Mr. Scorcese said of these comic-book super-hero type movies, they're like theme parks. To anyone who enjoys the things, more power to them.. but I mean, C'mon. No risk, no reward...

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 9, 2020 9:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: But they just make it all too concise and too clear That Johanna's not here...

It's like the mantra is I can't lose if I don't play, i.e. risk. In fact, it is just losing more slowly as the bubble wrap gets thicker. We need risk to grow fully into ourselves or to create great art. It leads to a growing authoritarianism as people look to the other to determine, and especially mitigate, risk.

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Poster: Reade Date: Jan 9, 2020 3:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: But they just make it all too concise and too clear That Johanna's not here...

The price paid, the other side of the coin is never getting blown up by a movie, a performance. The bubble wrap 'protects' against that too. Where'd we be without those experiences, our 6/24/70s if you will?

Can't imagine the risks taken by MS (not that this is all about him, just sayin') while making Mean Streets, Taxi Driver. That priority of staying true to his own self, the 'growing into himself' that's clearly evident from watching those things, makes them what they are. They are sooo much more than an agreeable way to spend two hours.

And he had very little idea as to whether anybody whatsoever was gonna want to pay to see the things. Or necessarily what they'd make of them once they did. Just as the Dead surely couldn't have known how a rock crowd was gonna respond to 45-minute Dark Star > Morning Dews back when. No demographic considerations or algorithms used in their production. They just had to be made! By artists, risking away..

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jan 6, 2020 6:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: But they just make it all too concise and too clear That Johanna's not here...

Youtube comments cactus patch . Ouch !
I should say I might be more interested if, besides the Grateful Dead, I didn't have so much other music to explore . Music I would rather listen to at the moment . Hats off to the guys making the music, and the folks supporting them .